Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. Family friend Faisal Farooqui had posted from the veteran actor’s Twitter handle, “With a heavy heart and deep sorrow, I announce the passing of my dear Dilip Saab a few minutes ago. We are from God and return to him.” The 98-year-old actor was admitted to Hinduja Hospital on June 30. As soon as his body was taken home, the Bollywood Mumbai Police formed a human chain and made a route for the ambulance to travel safely to his Bandra residence. Dilip Kumar’s fans gathered outside the hospital where the ‘Tragedy King’ was admitted. His last rites will be performed today at 5 pm at Juhu Cemetery in Santa Cruz, Bollywood Mumbai. Social media has been flooded with fans mourning the veteran actor. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the demise of legendary actor Dilip Kumar and shared on Twitter, “Dilip Kumar ji will be remembered as a cinematic legend. He was blessed with unparalleled talent, due to which generations of audience were mesmerized. His passing is a loss to our cultural world. Condolences to his family, friends and countless fans. RIP. Over the past month, the ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ actor has been in and out of hospitals and his family was constantly updating fans about his health condition.
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